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University of Alaska

Motto Ad Summum
(Latin, "To the Highest Point")
Established 1917
Type Public, Land Grant
President Mark R. Hamilton
Students 35,000
Location Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau, AK, USA
Nickname University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves, (NCAA Division I)[1]
University of Alaska Nanooks (NCAA Divisions I and II) [2]
Website www.alaska.edu

The University of Alaska is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university founded in 1917 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Image File history File links (Source: http://info. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... A public school, has two distinct meanings: elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials or in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a private boarding school, generally not coeducational, that prepares students for the university. ... A land grant is a gift of land made by the government for projects such as roads, railroads, or especially academic institutions. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Mark R. Hamilton is the current president of the University of Alaska. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Nickname: The City of Lights and Flowers Location in the state of Alaska Coordinates: Borough Municipality of Anchorage  - Mayor Mark Begich (D) Area    - City 5,079. ... Fairbanks (IPA: ) is a Home Rule City in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. ... Juneau redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,855 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States which have been designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... The United States of America National Sea Grant College Program encourages wise stewardship of marine resources through research, education, outreach and technology transfer. ... The U.S. Congress established the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program in 1988. ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Fairbanks (IPA: ) is a Home Rule City in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. ...

The UA System consists of three main universities, each with several satellite campuses in smaller communities. They are: University of Alaska Fairbanks, the main campus; University of Alaska Anchorage, the largest campus; and University of Alaska Southeast (whose main campus is in the state capital of Juneau). Nearly 40,000 students attend classes between the three campuses. A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... The University of Alaska Fairbanks is the second largest campus of the University of Alaska System, and is abbreviated as UAF. UAF is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution, as well as participating in the sun-grant program through Oregon State University. ... The University of Alaska Anchorage is the largest member of the University of Alaska System, with over 17,000 students (14,000 of which attend classes at the campus in Anchorage proper). ... The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is a regional university in the University of Alaska System. ... Juneau redirects here. ...

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is home to the world-famous Geophysical Institute, which operates both the Poker Flat Research Range (the only collegiate rocket range in the country) and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, home to the only Cray supercomputer in the Arctic region. The Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks conducts research into space physics and aeronomy; atmospheric sciences; snow, ice, and permafrost; seismology; volcanology; and tectonics and sedimentation. ... The Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR) is a launch facility and rocket range for sounding rockets in the U.S. state of Alaska, owned and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Geophysical Institute since 1968. ... The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC) is an educational program affiliated with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, run by Director Frank Williams and funded by the University of Alaska system as well as the United States Department of Defense. ... For alternate meanings, see Cray (disambiguation). ...

The University of Alaska schools are relatively small, but do have several world-class departments. At UAF, these are most notably the geology department and those natural sciences which take advantage of UA's unique location, including atmospheric sciences and wildlife biology. This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The lunar farside as seen from Apollo 11 Natural science is the rational study of the universe via rules or laws of natural order. ... Atmospheric sciences is an umbrella term for the study of the atmosphere, its processes, the effects other systems have on the atmosphere, and the effects of the atmosphere on these other systems. ... Various species of deer are commonly seen wildlife across the Americas and Eurasia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

The University of Alaska campuses compete on a national level in several sports, both in the NAIA and NCAA. The University of Alaska Fairbanks has won several NCAA championships in competition shooting, while the University of Alaska Anchorage hosts the famous Great Alaska Shootout each fall in men's basketball. UAF's men's hockey team also plays at the Carlson Center, one of the very few Olympic-sized hockey rinks in North America; UAA's men's hockey team plays at the other Olympic-sized hockey rink in Alaska, the even larger Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. The Great Alaska Shootout are a annual college basketball tournament in Anchorage, Alaska that features colleges from all over the United States. ... Carlson Center is a 4,324-seat multi-purpose arena in Fairbanks, Alaska. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... The Sullivan Arena is a 7,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Anchorage, Alaska. ...


Interesting fact

While Alaska is the largest state in terms of area, the UA system is the second smallest land-grant university system in the country, leading only Rhode Island (Johnsen 2002).

External links

  • University of Alaska system website



Johnsen, James (2002-05-03). Reengaging the University: A Case Study of the University of Alaska, 1998-2002 (HTML). University of California Berkeley. Retrieved on 2007-01-31. 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Despite the natural barriers, the University of Alaska is digitally connecting students all across this land of extremes, using SunGard Higher Education technologies and services to facilitate learning, teaching, research and administration.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), in the heart of Alaska’s vast Interior region, is the flagship campus of the university system.
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), headquartered in the state capital of Juneau, is a small liberal arts college on the shore of Auke Lake, nestled between the Inside Passage and Mendenhall Glacier.
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